Friday, August 27, 2010

Reminder for Author Interviews

In case you missed it, the author interview series "FreshVoices" and "Blooming Authors" have migrated over to their very own blog at Writing Insight. Didn't want you to miss out on the fun.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


So... beards. What do they say about the character of a man?


We all know the Wil Wheaton #GenCon story: He came. He saw. He took some dice.

And because of our Mission he got a Dragon Chow dice bag! He picked the caffeine molecule one, and got one of GeekSoap's D20 dice for his collection.

If you're not familiar with Wil, here are some of his books:

Friday, August 6, 2010

I Touched Wil Wheaton

Now that Wil Wheaton has instituted a "no touching" policy for cons (go to this post and scroll down) and therefore stories of actually touching him will go to an all-time low,  I want to brag about the fact that *I* have touched him before. Well, alright, it was more of a glancing blow and a quick check to make sure we were both still standing upright, and it happened years and years ago, but I think it counts. Doesn't it?

Ok, so let me set the scene. It was the early 90s on a weekend before Halloween. My brother was a bartender at a local hotel that was throwing a party and said we should come by. My boyfriend (now husband) and I aren't really party people but we like to go out and see what's going on before being geeks and going home to spend the rest of the night reading or gaming. We were lingering on the edges, meaning pretty much hanging out the hallways between the lobby and restaurant, trying to decide whether we wanted to wait to see if more of the costume contestants were going to show up because some of them were pretty good. We knew that some actors were staying at the hotel as part of a film that was in town, but we weren't sure which ones and sort of assumed they would be laying low when there were so many people around.

Well, it turns out lingering in hallways can be a somewhat dangerous hobby when young men with access to caffeinated sodas are roaming them. The only warning was some chaotic laughter that rose above the din of the party right before a pack turned the corner with their water guns. Oh yes, a thundering herd of young Hollywood stars hopped up on sugar, caffeine, and freedom - and armed with super soakers if I remember correctly. (I'm assuming sugar and caffeine, it may have just been youthful enthusiasm.) Wil Wheaton came around closest to the corner, almost on top of where I was standing, and did that oh-my-God-I'm-about-to-run-over-you dodge while I flattened up against the wall. Although we both rolled pretty well on our dex checks the Giant DM in the Sky decided that with the turn, momentum, and proximity we couldn't completely escape contact.

A shoulder bump, hey-are-you-okay-pause, and then he was gone.

If only we'd known we should have invited him over to play D&D. Princess Sidra of Redmond really could have used some extra help right then, too.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mission: Dragon Chow Dice Bag for @WilW

About seven hours ago Wil Wheaton tweeted "I'd like to test the theory that you can't have too many dice. If I see you at #GenCon, would you give me one gaming die?" Don't know about you but my first thought was, "Dude, you are going to end up with a LOT of dice."

Then it hit me. I just happen to know one of the best dice bag makers around and she will have HER dice bags at the G33Kmade booth at GenCon. Let's commit to getting at least one of @GeekyLyndsay's awesome Dragon Chow Dice Bags into Wil Wheaton's hands before the end of GenCon!

We need to get you kids together:

Wil "Batman" Wheaton
Dragon Chow Dice Bag


Dragon Chow Dice Bag
Wil "Happy Face" Wheaton (Clown Sweater)

Monday, August 2, 2010

I'm Freakin' Fascinating

Denise Brody wrote a great, but what I consider ill named, article. I say this because I'm EXTREMELY glad I read it, but almost didn't because the title was a turn off for those of us already on Twitter have a writing-good-time: "Twitter Does Not Sell Books. This 5-Point Plan Does."

But please, do go read it. You'll be glad you did. And then you'll also understand the title to this post.

My Life in Comics

Did you hear? I was interviewed by! Check out A (Not So) Silent Interview with Sue London wherein it is revealed what Superhero I'm married to.

And in case you missed it, I've been interviewed before. Keep up with my interview series on this page.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bloggerversary: 7 Years Old

I traveled back in time 24 hours just to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Thoughts. Don't worry, it was great for racking up the frequent flyer miles anyway. For those of you who have been with us this whole time - well, wow. Thank you so much! For those who are new - thanks for joining in, we hope it's fun and you stay with us for awhile.

To infinity and beyond!! Or, er, never give up, never surrender! Oh, uh, I mean... that frood really knows where his towel is! So let's go where no one has gone before and, um, stuff like that. Have I really been doing this for seven years? That's like 49 in dog years. That's a long time. You'd think I'd be better at it...